By Victor Trammell
A 13-year-old is accused of fatally shooting his 14-year-old sister during a botched gun trade. The mishap occurred as the brother was attempting to prevent someone from taking one of his self-manufactured firearms.
Kyra Scott was shot dead outside her house last Saturday by her younger brother, who earned money by manufacturing and selling so-called “ghost firearms,” CNN says. On Nov. 27, two individuals visited the family’s house to acquire firearms from the adolescent son.
However, rather than paying for them, the two attempted to steal the pistol and escape the scene. The 13-year-old tried to apprehend them by shooting a revolver at the would-be buyers. However, he accidentally wounded his sister. Investigators suspect the child fashioned the weapon himself.
Authorities have already detained Yusef Jabryil McArthur El, 13, and Yusef Jabryil McArthur El, 19—one of the two individuals who arrived at the boy’s house to purchase the improvised pistol. The adolescent gunsmith confessed to shooting his sister.
Kyra perished at a petrol station as others attempted to transport her to a medical facility, according to WSB-TV.
Authorities allege that the young adolescent purchased gun components online and assembled them to bankroll his illegal gun business.
“This 13-year-old is manufacturing weapons, semi-automatic rifles, and selling them on the streets of Douglas County, Carroll County, and Atlanta,” Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds stated.
According to 11 Alive, Kyra was a sophomore at Lithia Springs High School. The family had just moved from Gwinnett County to Douglasville. They are now attempting to maintain her memories.